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Scrovegni Chapel (Cappella degli Scrovegni)

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Address: Piazza Eremitani, 8, 35121 Padua, Italy
Phone Number: 049 201 0020
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We visited half expecting to be turned away as many reviews advised prior booking was necessary. I don't know whether it was a quiet Tuesday but thank god we managed to get in. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We visited half expecting to be turned away as many reviews advised prior booking was necessary. I don't know whether it was a quiet Tuesday but thank god we managed to get in. It was an inspiring experience. The guide was very thorough in spite of the fact that the tour wasn't too long. Not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Must buy tickets ahead of time. Viewings are held to about 15 minutes so it is probably best to do a little research ahead of time to maximize your time in the chapel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We stopped in Padua on our way to Rimini and very happy we did as this was an outstanding find. Book your tour in advance and pick up your tickets at the will call desk. They say they will not sell tickets on same day of entry unless you are very lucky. Entry is strictly restricted and controlled, limited to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

wonderful and precious frescoes in a beautiful chapel. However entry is strictly restricted and controlled. 25 people at a time and you must first watch a video and then we we herded like cattle into the chapel itself (this is to maintain the temperature in the chapel to protect the frescoes which we understood). But then a woman guide spoke... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The Scrovegni Chapel, dedicated to St. Mary of the Charity, frescoed between 1303 and 1305 by Giotto, upon the commission of Enrico degli Scrovegni, is one of the most important masterpieces of Western art. The frescoes, which narrate events in the lives of the Virgin Mary and Christ, cover the entire walls. On the wall opposite the altar is the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Within the park like setting, this chapel has frescos on the walls (3 tiers) and the ceilings. You can visit the other museums while you wait for the time to enter designated on the ticket. We bought ours online in advance, then picked them up as we entered the city museum complex at the chapel. Be sure to be on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Probably one of the most beautiful chapels I've ever seen. It is better to book in advance (you can easily book online) as it is always pretty full and you can only enter in groups of more or less 20 max. Giotto's work is outstanding, do I need to add more?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Book in advance and pick up tickets before your time slot. You can go earlier and see the other museums that are included on the ticket (fantastic art collection) including the exhibition across the road. Timing is very strict and unfortunately no photos are allowed which is a big disappointment. But well worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I booked in advance online, choosing to get the Padua 48 hour card which included entry to the Scrovegni chapel. I collected the tickets from the Scrovegni ticket office the day before, although they could be collected from tourist information. Seeing Giotto's chapel really is an experience, the frescoes are extremely beautiful. The standard visit is 15 minutes, given the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This place has survived, against all odds, since the early 14th century. It is covered, ceiling to (almost) floor, with frescoes by Giotto, the leading edge of the transition from medieval to Renaissance painting. You must reserve a time slot online in advance! Do not be late for your appointment, because only 25 people are allowed in at a time,... More 

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Address: Address: Piazza Eremitani, 8, 35121 Padua, Italy
Phone Number: 049 201 0020
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Padua  >  Padua

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